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critics saying hosni mubarak is stepping down. >> egypt will never be the same. >> two years ago today, thousands of egyptians fill tahrir square, sparking a revolution that brought down dictator hosni mubarak. we will speak with sharif abdel kouddous from cairo, a protest march interfere and speak with egyptian filmmaker jehane noujaim. it was four years ago this month when oscar grant, the 22-year old bay area resident, was shot to death by a bart police officer on new year's day in 2009. a new dramatic film portrays the last day of oscar's life. >> to you have plans for the night? >> nothing major. head out to the city. train don't you take the out there? that way you guys can drink and hang out and not have to worry about anything. >> getting over there and getting back? >> no traffic, either. you know it is going to be crazy going and coming back. >> we might take it. >> we will speak with first-time filmmaker, 26-year-old ryan coogler who worked as a social worker to juvenile detention center in san francisco. then, "who is dayani cristal?" >> a new film featuring the mexican act
hosni mubarak was forced from power and now people seem to, some of them anyway, want to see another overthrow happen on the streets of egypt. conor powell is following all of these developments for us. good morning, conor. >> reporter: well, martha, it has been six days of growing protests and violent riots. now the anger on the street really stems from the slow pace of political and economic reform. on sunday night the current president, mohammed morsi, declared martial law in three cities, including suez, the major shipping hub. he defended the emergency law calling it necessarily but it is eerily similar to the ones imposed on egyptians for the three decade long rule of angelo mozilo, -- hosni mubarak, former strong man. they were taking to the streets protesting against the moresy government. egyptians say morsi is becoming another hosni mubarak with islamic face. martha, morsi offered a hand to the opposition to engage in dialogue. that offer was quickly rejected. martha: how is the military responding to all of this, conor? >> reporter: the top general, top military commander
. >> the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted hosni mubarak. they say morrissey has betrayed the revolution, and dozens were injured. some hospitalized. nbc's amman joins me from cairo. let's talk about the protests, pro and conmorsi today. what is the overall feeling about president morsi two years in? >> if we had to measure it by the show of force or the protesters that are out today, you would say that on the second anniversary, his popularity among those on the streets, is very low. in fact, you know, andrea, we're standing several hundred feet among one of the streets near the division building here, and the tear gas that is being used is so strong we can feel it here in our office. these clashes have been by protesters who say that president morsi and the muslim brotherhood are taking over egypt and betraying the aspirations of a revolution they foot for two years ago. now, no doubt, president morsi and the muslim brotherhood enjoy support and popularity. they are not on the streets today. that is because the muslim brotherhood has ordered their supporters and their fo
helped topple president hosni mubarak. street battles with police broke out in cairo and elsewhere, and well more than 300 people were hurt. the protesters say the revolution was hijacked by islamists, who now control the government. thousands of anti-abortion protesters rallied in washington today against "roe versus wade." the supreme court decision that legalized abortion was handed down 40 years ago this week. this year's rally and march came in frigid temperatures. protesters carried signs and chanted slogans on the steps of the supreme court. abortion rights demonstrators staged a counter-demonstration there. republican senator saxby chambliss of georgia will not run for a third term in 2014. in a statement today, chambliss said, "this is about frustration." he said he's unhappy with president obama's direction and tired of partisan gridlock. chambliss had angered tea party forces when he supported tax increases as part of a plan to tame the federal deficit. wall street closed the week with another rally. the dow jones industrial average gained 70 points to close near 13,896.
of hosni mubarak and an arab spring that inspired hope across the middle east. that hope, though, has given way to utter chaos and deadly violence. so much so that the defense minister there in the new government is today warning that it could lead to the collapse of the state. protesters this time unhappy with the muhammad morsi government have defied a curfew and instead have been fighting openly with police along the famed suez canal. cairo also has erupted into violence. dozens of people have been killed. our ben wedeman is live in cairo for us. this is democracy, and democracy, ben, is not pretty. but at the same time, why is it that we're seeing so much violence instead of a political action to try to change the government that's currently in place? that was elected by them? >> reporter: i think it's important to keep in mind that this is a revolution. revolutions don't last 18 days. they can go on for years. this country was essentially under military rule for about 60 years. therefore, when all the controls go, when people take to the streets and fight against the military and again
hosni mubarak out of office. [shouting]. listen to that. many in the crowd saying that the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing their new islamist president. conor powell joins us live in the middle east bureau. he has followed this story for the last couple of years. what are they demanding now conor? >> reporter: martha, the anger and frustration of protesters are on display. thousands of protesters across the country have turned out but the largest protests have been in cairo ticks larly -- particularly in tahrir square. it is not the type of violence we've seen in other protests. now the protesters are essentially saying that the revolution of two years ago has been hijacked, particularly by the muslim brotherhood who is now in power, led by president mohammed morsi. the protesters and the opposition groups are particularly concerned they feel the government is no longer or not working on the part of all egyptians. they really want a government that is seen being on side of all egyptians, not just sort of special interest groups. corruption is
president, hosni mubarak. tank and snipers all over the place. hundreds of egyptian protesters killed. and then it was over. the arab spring had come to egypt. those were days of high optimism. i was in egypt with secretary of state hillary clinton a few weeks after the revolution. we walked around tahrir square with little security. egyptians were thrilled to see her. i remember the near euphoria when she went to the embassy to thank the diplomats for their hard work during their tumultuous days. >> madam secretary, what did you think of tahrir square? >> it was exciting and moving to go to tahrir square and to have some sense of what those amazing days must have been like here in cairo and i am so looking forward to helping in any way that we can in this transformation and all the work that needs to be done. >> that was then. this is egypt now. huge concrete blocks surround all entrances to the u.s. embassy. that graffiti reads, no morsi, free egypt, free palestine. no america. last september, anti-american protesters scaled the walls and burning the american flag. president obama h
development out of egypt as they order a retile of hosni mubarak. he was convicted of killing hundreds of protestors that ended in regime. the ruling coming two years after his downfall with egypt still mired in political turmoil. coner powell has more on the story. >> reporter: there were loud cries of joy and celebration in the courtroom as the judge issued his acquittal notice. members and supporters of the mubarak government were happy to see this outcome believing that this was the due justice that the former president deserves and they were heard scream, long live justice. defense lawyers argued that mubarak didn't know about the killings and he didn't direct the killings on protestors two years ago. the judge agreed that mubarak and former chief of security will be re-tried along with several others who were part of the government that were acquitted during the first trial. as of now, there has not been a trial set but mubarak remains in jail temporarily and facing charges of corruption. it was reported that he was on deathbed and health dleipg. there were reports he had fallen
to the one that ruled egypt for three decades during the hosni mubarak era. egyptians are increasingly complaining that morsi is another mubarak with a islamic face. the head of the military in egypt warned that the current political crisis could cause the collapse of the state and of the government. it is a really difficult situation in egypt because of this political turmoil. the opposition will refuses to speak with the government and the military is not threatening to intervene but there is fear they may be forced to going forward. a real strong hit to the fledgling egyptian democracy. patti ann? patti ann: conor powell live in jerusalem. thank you. jon: the boy scouts of america considering a major policy change, easing the ban on gay members. reaction is pouring in. we're live with that story. >>> also, casey anthony back in the headlines more than a year after her stunning acquittal in the death of her toddler daughter. we're live at the breaking news desk with details. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant...
. thursday marked the second anniversary of the uprising that forced hosni mubarak from power. >>> the "los angeles times" says that earthquake experts in california are calling for an advanced earthquake warning system. it would cost $80 million, use sensors underground, and be the first of its kind in the united states. >>> the "washington post" says a former army soldier injured in a bombing in iraq has received a rare double arm transplant. 26-year-old brennan marrocco is a service men from the wars of iraq and afghanistan that survived losing both arms and legs. he's said to be doing well after the surgery last month. >> that was my favorite story in the papers today. i wish him well. what an amazing thing that they're trying to help our soldiers as he's a quadruple amputee and they've got new arms for him. we wish him the best. from staten island, around here. >>> and then this story, "usa today" says tiger woods cruised to victory at torrey pines. it's his seventh win at the farmers insurance open. he finished at 14 under par with a 72 in the final round winning his 75th career title
, we are going to fulfill our obligation that was signed when hosni mubarak was in office, to deliver them a lot in weapons, to almost a billion dollars worth of f-16s and tanks. >> steve: yeah. it's extraordinary because keep in mind, like brian said, we did this deal in 2010 with hosni mubarak, who was our ally even though it is egypt and egypt and israel have always had a tenuous relationship. now the guy in charge in egypt is this morsi character. he's the president. he used to head up muslim brotherhood, which hates israel and, in fact, they want to teach the kids to hate the jews and he's said of the united states that barak obama is a liar. we're giving the united states 20 of these f-16s. is that a good idea? hannity last night had a fighter pilot on who showed just what a lethal machine this is and now egypt has got 20 of them coming. >> it's equipped with a internally mounted 20-millimeter bulk and can infant this is the size of a 20-millimeter shell and it can fire these shells at the rate of 100 rounds per minute. in addition to being effective air combat mission, the f-16
other news on this sunday morning. overseas in egypt, an egyptian court has granted hosni mubarak on appeal for his life sentence. that is according to a retrial of the ousted president. mubarak was convicted and sentenced to life in june for failing to prevent the killing of some 900 protesters during the uprising in 2011 that ended his 30-year rule. today's verdict was read out by a judge. it granted the appeal of his secretary in chief who is also serving a life time conviction on the same charges. the headline is -- over the weekend, in his weekly address, the president focus in on afghanistan which has been a huge budget item over the past 10 years. this follows friday's meeting with president karzai. >> this week, we agreed at this point afghan forces will take the lead for security across the country. our troops will shift to a support role. in the coming months, i will announce the next phase of our drawdown, and by the end of next year, america's war in afghanistan will be over. this progress has only been possible because of the heroic sacrifices of our troops and diplom
in the most recent protests thursday marked the second anniversary of the uprising that forced hosni mubarak from power. >>> the "los angeles times" says earthquake experts are calling for an advanced earthquake warning system it would cost $80 million, use sensors underground and be the first of its kind in the united states. >>> the "the washington post" says a former army solder injured in a bombing in iraq received a rare double arm transplant. 26-year-old bren dean marracco from new york is the first soldier to survive using both arms and legs. he's said to be doing well after the surgery last month. >> that was my favorite story in the papers today. i wish him well what an amazing thing trying to help our soldiers he's a quadruple amputee. we wish him the best staten island right around here. >>> "usa today," tiger woods cruises to victory at torrey pines, his seventh win at the farmer's insurance open, winning hig his 75th career title. >>> and "the new york times" says the new york transportation department is removing all don't honk signs in the >>> all right.
thousands of lives from being massacred and a voice of conscience in calling for president hosni mubarak to step aside and began an orderly and peaceful transition to a democratic political system in egypt. john has been a tireless advocate for the cause of peace in the sudan and south sudan and played an instrumental role in the successful referendum in 2011. john is well known for his bipartisan work with former majority leader bill frist on comprehensive hiv-aids legislation that laid the foundation for the president's emergency plan for aids relief, a program that provides lifesaving treatment for people with hiv-aids and supports broad prevention efforts that saves lives every day. many of you know that john is a tireless and most convincing advocate for addressing global climate change and supporting the transition to a clean energy future. as chairman of the committee on foreign relations, he convened eight major hearings and round tables on climate change and energy security, underscoring their connection to global stability, economic competitive and america's national security.
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